Washington : Government Printing Office
WHEREAS certain lands, together with the improvements thereon, largely contiguous or in close proximity to existing Indian reservations, in the State of New Mexico, have been acquired in connection with the projects hereinafter designated, under authority of Title II of the National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933 (48 Stat. 200), and the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, approved April 8, 1935 (49 Stat. 115); and
WHEREAS by Executive Order No. 7908, dated June 9, 1938,1 all the right, title, and interest of the United States in such lands were transferred to the Secretary of Agriculture for use, administration, and disposition in accordance with the provisions of Title III of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, approved July 22, 1937 (50 Stat. 522, 525), and the related provisions of Title IV thereof; and
WHEREAS it appears that the transfer of jurisdiction over such lands from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Secretary of the Interior for administrative purposes would be in the public interest;
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 32(c), Title III, of the said Bank-
head-Jones Farm Tenant Act, and upon recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, it is hereby ordered that jurisdiction over the hereinafter-described lands, together with the improvements thereon, acquired by the United States in connection with the hereinafter-designated projects, be, and it is hereby, transferred from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Secretary of the Interior; and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to administer such lands, through the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the benefit of such Indians as he may designate, under such conditions of use and administration as will best carry out the purposes of the land-conservation and land-utilization program for which such lands were acquired:
T. 14 N., R. 2 E., Sec. 17, all.
T. 11 N., R 3 W., Sec. 29, SE 1/4.
T. 6 N., R. 11 W., Sec. 25, all.
T. 18 N., R. 2 W., those parts lying within the Ojo del Espiritu Santo Land Grant, as described in U.S. Survey No. 44.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
THE WHITE HOUSE